- Year Published: 1913
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: England
- Source: Stevenson, R.L. (1913). A Child’s Garden of Verses. Simon & Schuster Children’s.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 0.1
- Word Count: 113
Stevenson, R. (1913). The Swing. A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved July 29, 2014, from
Stevenson, Robert Louis. "The Swing." A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <>. July 29, 2014.
Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Swing," A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed July 29, 2014,.
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside—
Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown—
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!